'Cotter01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cotter of Anngrove, Cotter of Aylsham, Cotter (Cottit) of Innismore, Cotter of Rockforest

BP1934 reports that, according to Gibson's 'History of Cork', this family was originally of Danish origin.
William Cottyr (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
1. William Cottyr of Innismore, co. Cork (b c1498)
  m. _ Hodnett (dau of Thomas Hodnett of Belvelly Castle)
A. Garrett Cottir of Innismore (b c1546)
  m. Elizabeth Barry (dau of Garret Barry "of the family of the Viscounts Buttevant")
  i. Edmond Cotter of Innismore & Anngrove, co. Cork (d 1660)
  m1. Elizabeth Connell (dau of John Connell of Barry's Court, sister of Hon. Mrs. Sarsfield)
a. Garrett Cotter (d unm)
  b. Sir James Cotter of Anngrove, Governor of Cork (d 1705, Colonel, Marshall & CIC in the West Indies)
  m1. Mary Stapleton (dsp, dau of Sir William Stapleton, Bart)
  m2. (30.07.1688) Eleanora Plunkett (dau of Matthew, 7th Lord Louth, by Jane Fitzgerald)
  (1) James Cotter of Anngrove (b 04.08.1689, d 07.05.1720)
  m. (1706) Margaret Mathew (dau of Major George Mathew of Thurles by Mary, dau of Sir Richard Aldworth)
(A) Sir James Cotter, 1st Bart of Rockforest in co. Cork (b 1714, d 09.06.1770)
  m. (1746) Arabella Rogerson (dau/coheir of Lord Chief Justice John Rogerson (by Elizabeth, dau of Stephen Ludlow), widow of Colonel Casaubon)
  (i) Sir James Laurence Cotter, 2nd Bart of Rockforest (b 1748, d 09.02.1829)
  m1. Anne Kearney (dsp 1773, dau of Francis Kearney of Garretstown)
m2. Isabella Hingston (d 04.1832, dau of Rev. James Hingston (by Catherine, dau of Rev. Benezer Murdock of Kilshanick), widow of George Brereton of Carrigslaney)
  (a) Sir James Laurence Cotter, 3rd Bart of Rockforest (d 31.12.1834) had issue
  m. (01.01.1820) Helena Trydell Lombard (d 01.06.1870, dau/coheir of James Lombard of Lombardstown by Ann, dau of John Townsend Becher of Creagh)
  (b) John Rogerson Cotter (dsp 31.03.1847, rector of Innishannon)
  m1. Ellen Scott (dau of Rev. Robert Scott of Dublin)
  m2. (30.04.1840) Ellen Hoare (d 10.05.1841, dau of Rev. T. Hoare of Castletown Roche)
  m3. (05.1845) Caroline Shaw (d 09.11.1864, dau of Sir Robert Shaw, Bart)
  (c) George Edmond Cotter (b 02.06.1795, d 06.08.1880, rector of Monanimy) had issue
  m. (13.05.1828) Grace La Touche (dau of William Digges La Touche of Sans Souci & Dublin)
  (d) Nelson Kearney Cotter (b 1806, d 18.07.1869, 5th son) had issue
  m. (1842) Mary Nason (dau of R. Nason of Bettyville)
  (e) Isabella Cotter
  m. James Digges La Touche of Sans Souci
  (f) Henrietta Cotter
  m. John Wise of Cork
(g) Thomasine Cotter
  m. Arundel Hill of Graig
  (h)+ other issue - Richard Baillie (d unm 1843), Henry Johnson (d unm 1830), Catherine
  (ii) Edmund Cotter (b 1749, d unm 09.1770)
  (iii) Rogerson Cotter
  m. Jane Harrold (dau of R. Harrold, widow of William Grady)
  (a) Jane Cotter
m. (1822) Vicomte De La Hitte of France (General)
  (iv) George Sackville Cotter (d 1831, vicar of Kilmacdonough, etc.)
  m. Margaret Rogers (dau of Bayly Rogers by Martha, dau of E. Pigott)
  (a) James Laurence Cotter (b 1783, d 09.1850, vicar of Buttevant) had issue
  m1. (09.1807) Matilda Sampayo (dau of A. Sampayo)
  m2. (1827) Harriet Louisa Carleton (d 08.1845, dau of Rev. E. Carleton)
  (b) George Sackville Cotter (b 01.07.1783, d 09.04.1869, Colonel) had issue
  m. (10.03.1819) Jane Crofts (dau/coheir of W. Crofts)
  (c) Rogers Cotter (d 1847, MD) had issue
  (d) Joseph Rogerson Cotter (b 02.09.1790, d 04.02.1868, rector of Donoughmore, prebendary of Cloyne) had issue
  m1. (25.09.1814) Annie Charlotte Butler (dau of Capt. J.B. Butler, niece of Bishop Bennet)
  m2. (05.8.1819) Mary Purcell (d 15.04.1851, dau of George Purcell)
  m3. (01.05.1852, sp) Mary Anne Gaitskell (d 13.08.1864, dau of Capt. Henry Gaitskell, widow of Rev. E.B. Vardon)
  (e) Arabella Cotter
  m. H. Rudkin
  (f) Elizabeth Cotter
m. _ Darroch of Gourock (General)
  (g) Margaret Cotter
  m. Rev. J. Caldwell
  (h) Louisa Cotter (d unm)
  (i) Sophia Cotter
  m. Rev. _ Butler (prebendary)
  (j) Anne Cotter
  m1/2. W.A. Spiller of Uplands
  It appears that Anne (also) married ...
  m2/1. William Hales Hingston (d 1823, prebendary of Coole)
(k) Isabella Cotter
  (B) Edmond Cotter
  m. _ O'Brien of co. Clare
  (i)+ issue - George (dsp, Captain), Edmond (Major)
  (C) Ellen Cotter
  m. Michael Galwey of Rockspring
  (D) Elizabeth Cotter
  m. Kean Mahony
  (2) Mary Cotter (b 15.04.1695)
  m. William Mahony
  (3)+ other issue - Laurence (b 17.09.1697, d unm c1785), Alicia Monica (b 04.05.1698, d young)
  c. John Cotter
  (1) Edward Cotter of Aylsham, Norfolk
  (2) Martin Cotter (Captain in Sardinian army)
  (A) Francis Cotter of Aylsham (Captain in Sardinian army)
  (3) Anne Cotter
  m. _ O'Brien
  d. Ellen Cotter
  m. John Evans
  e. Mary Cotter
  m. William Barry
  f. Catherine Cotter
  m. John Gwinn
  (1) Sir John Gwinn (d unm)
  m2. Ellen Sarsfield ("of Lord Kilmallock's family")
  g.+ other issue - Edmond, William, Patrick, Anne, Eleanor, Alice

Main source(s): BP1934 (Cotter)
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